|Posted:||March 28, 2018 01:57 PM|
|From:||Senator Patrick M. Browne and Sen. Vincent J. Hughes, Sen. Scott Martin|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Establishing a Safe2Say Program for annonymous reporting of potential threats in schools|
|We will be introducing legislation establishing the Safe2Say Program that provides for methods of anonymous reporting concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools or the threat of the activities.
The Safe2Say Program is modeled after the Safe2Tell program that was created in Colorado in 1999 after the Columbine tragedy. Since its enactment, at least five other states have adopted similar programs, and Florida is currently working with the Colorado Safe2Tell office to set up a tip line there. According to data from Safe2Tell Colorado, 9,163 reports were received during the 2016-17 school year and more than 30,000 reports have been received since 2004. Between the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, the number of reports received increased 58%.
The legislation requires the Attorney General to administer the act and to create procedures:
We hope that you will join us in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as SB1142